Such a lovely thing happened yesterday morning. I opened the front door (actually to put a thank you note out for the bin men) and there, beside the door, was a box of fifteen happy-hen eggs. It was from one of my mums who can get into the shops early, being an NHS worker. So, so kind and it brought tears to my eyes as you may imagine.
I may freeze some of them in little pots as most of my egg usage involves whisked eggs and this seems to be a sensible way to preserve them.
Of course, it was a really great start to the day? Acts of kindness really help so much.
Bang on eight, I went to Morrisons in the car. It actually opens at seven but the first hour is for NHS workers who have to wear their badge to prove it. My heart sank a bit as I saw a bit of a queue but it was only the changeover and people were moving in easily.
To my delight, I managed to get just about everything on the list Beth had emailed over to me. No flour, of course, no baked beans, no anti-bac stuff (I got her some bleach that she can dilute and use) but there were eggs and there was plenty of fresh fruit and veg, bread (restricted to three items only) and even some paper tissues.
The check out queues were pretty long as people were maintaining distance but the shop seemed empty enough by then. I chose a checkout with a friend manning it. She seemed to be having some trouble with customers trying to buy too much and arguing the point but the till wouldn't check out more than the permitted amount of anything so, even if she'd been so inclined, she couldn't give way! Bottles of wine seemed top be the main point of contention for many! Oh, dear.
When I got to the front, we had a good old chat as she checked me out which was nice. The only thing I couldn't have was because they seem to have lumped chopped tomatoes and pulses in the same category. Why? I have no idea and neither did C but no point in arguing, I decided to hand back the can of butter beans as I had given Beth some pulses last week so I reckoned she was OK for them (and so she was).
When I got out, I realised why there weren't many people in the shop. Because of the early rush, they had started a one out and one in routine and the (distanced) queue spread right along to the end of the shop and down to the end of the car park!! Rather like those old clips of WWII.
I shall definitely go early next time again!
After getting the shopping back to Beth (still maintaining distance), I went home and, I'm ashamed to admit, I rather slumped for the rest of the day, not in a sad and depressed way, just in a lazy way. I was very tired, of course, after being short of sleep; maybe that's my excuse. I even skipped PE with Joe, bad me. So, if you see anything reappearing as a Thing to Do - that's why!
PE with Joe and Lindsey's PT programme. I MUST do some today to make up for yesterday
My prescription has arrived so I will walk to the chemist in Morrisons and get it made up. In the sunshine, that will be lovely. If there's a queue, as I'm just going to the chemist, maybe they will let me in.
Something for someone else:
I shall be checking round the family today. I know Dad is being well 'looked after' by his lovely support network which is a great weight off our collective family mind. He even asked me how to cook mince - that's pretty much the first cooking from scratch he has done in a very, very long time.
Something in the kitchen:
Prepping some peppers for the freezer. I lay them on easy leave on a tray and open freeze them before bagging them so they don't stick together.
Something for the house:
changing the sheets, washing and ironing - should've done this yesterday, I know
knitting - I started on my new yarn yesterday. I just couldn't resist it, even though I only have one sock from the yarn I was working on before. At least I didn't start a new one half way through a sock! That would have been daft.
Pink and pretty!
Next winter, I will have cosy toes!
(it looks as if I've made a mistake in the ribbing - I haven't, it's just uneven and will even out after wearing and washing)
As I'm off to put in my prescription, I'm sure I will exchange smiles and brief words with people as we pass. Everyone wants to engage now. And I might have a vid-chat with Beth, if she wants.
The new Mike Jeavons thing will be up on YouTube and I want to finish the last week on Muscle food too. I'm well into The Crown now and must have my daily fix!
What are your plans for today?